Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 76
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 76

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
Page 76
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What kind of season is it going to be in the West V i r g i n i a I n t e r c o l l e g i a t e Athletic Conference? Consider: --Defending champion West Liberty returns 23 lettermen. --Fairmont State's Harold Bailey, who passed for a conference record 1,555 yards last season, is back. --Salem's rugged defense has its 1971 forward wall intact, led by two-year all- league tackle Keith Wilkens. --Bluefield State is loaded with running backs and has a total of 28 lettermen. -- S h e p h e r d r e t u r n s 16 starters from a once-beaten team. Wha --W.Va. State, W.Va. Tech and W.Va. Wesleyan return almost everyone and expect to improve their records. --Concord has its great duo of a m b i d e x t r o u s passer Marshall Parker and wide receiver Alex Castaneda making bombing runs again. --A veteran Glenville team is led by all-conference halfback Carl Alloway. It all adds up to a super season in which the one-two teams of 1971, West Liberty and Fairmont, return potent teams which will be pressed by every opponent. HERE'S A LOOK at West Liberty's challengers: NOW THRU TUESDAY DELUXE DUTY SHOCK IMSTAUED FOR A SAFER. MORE COMFORTABLE CHARGE IT'. MILES'. STABILIZED ALIGNMENT HERFS WHAT WE 00: · Set!«,« - - ' , 1,^"" "*"" and * Check """"a MII * er ' Final road leil SPECIAL FEATURE_OF 42 MONTH GUARANTEE: SERV-A-LIFE BATTERY: 1? well ·»chaiq« INSTALLED FHE6 50 Month Guarantee EXTRA POWER INSIALLtD FREE Km«l Battery Guarantee f*plK«m*nl wilhm 90 d»y« of puich»*« H bati«fy ovlvcliw Atltf 90 day* we win r*pl*ce Ih« battery if detective a crtatQ* you only for Ih« period ol ownership b*icd txi th* icqulv wiring piicc ·! Iht lime ol i»»ufn. pto-»tl«d o«« ipfttlied numtwr 20F BLUEFIELD (Sid Cure, second season, 4-3-1 career record)-- The Big Blues are so loaded-28 lettermen-that Cure says, "We'll have our best team ever if we can find a quarterback." Gone is quarterback Dave Archer and fleet end Sammy Stuart. Lettermen include seven offensive linemen, five running backs, seven defensive linemen and all-conference d e f e n s i v e b a c k J o e Fourqurean. CONCORD (Gary Parker, third season, 3-15)-- After an 0-9 season, the Mountain Lions hope to rise on the strong arm (s) of Parker (No. 2 league passer, 110 yards a game) and. the fleet feet of Castaneda (25 for 545 yards I and 19 other lettermen. Concord lacks size says Parker. FAIRMONT (Bill Kerr, first season) --Replacing. 20 year veteran Deacon Duvall Kerr inherits all-time conference passing ace in Baile and last year's ,\o. 2 rusher in Jackson (763 yards). In all the Falcons have 21 lettermen among 71 players. Top losses were receivers Bill Hadriox 137 for 7tiO yards i and Mike Argabrite (26 for 384). Kerr's main tasks will be finding new p a s s c a t c h e r s a n d strengthening a defensive that gave up 22.5 points a game. GLENVILLE (Bill Hanlin, seventh season, 26-24-2)--Six offensive and six defensive starters return from a 4-4-1 team, led by all-conference Alloway. the N'o. 3 rusher with 687 yards. Quarterbacks Neils Anderson and Everette Jeffries are bck. ton, prompting Hanlin to say. "This should be a good team." Weakness? "We've got to find interior linemen-defensive as well as offense." W. VA. STATE (Colin Cameron, f i f t h season, 20181--Sixteen lettermen, led by- halfback Fred Venson and a standout defensive line, hold State's hopes after an injury- plagued 2-8 season. Venson was the conference's .\o. 2 scorer (60 points i, No. 3 grand offensive gainer (1,050 yards). No. 4 rusher (683 yards) and No. 4 kick off returner (21.7 yard a v e r a g e ) . S t a n d o u freshmen will help. "We wil definitely improve on las year's 2-5 conference record,' Cameron says. W. VA. TECH. (Charley Cobb. 13th season, 32-599)--"We have more overall depth than in past seasons," Cobb reports after looking at his 70-man suqad. Eighteen lettermen include halfback Wayne Price (506 yards) and 10 defensive players. Gone are quarterback Earl Michaels (955 yards on 106 completions) and end Tom Chaney (39 for 407i. Several freshmen and WVU transfer running back Mike Gibson are slated for important roles. SALEM (Ed Pastilong, t h i r d season, 12-5-2)-- A rugged defense returns led by ends Leonard Brown (220), and Paul Filtz (190), tackles' Frank Kunz (250) jnd Keith Wilkens (225) and middle guard Bill Brosseau (215). Quarterback Andy Hawthorne (49 for 665 yards) leads the weakened offense which must replace standout ground- gainer Jim Tsakonas, who set a school record with 1.030 yards. "Our freshmen will have to mature early if we are to get into the thick of the race," says Pastilong. SHEPHERD (Walter Barr, second season, 7-1-2)--After compiling Shepherd's third best record ever in his first season, Barr will use 10 returning offensive starters and six defensive regulars in a bid for Shepherd's second conference title. Two outstanding big runners return--215-pound Marty Ogle (583 yards) and 220-pound Bob Pope (442.) Also back are quarterback Mike Calhoun (321 yards), end Harry Deaner (16 for 282) and all-conference guard Larry 1971 WVIAC Grid Records Team West, Liberty Fairmont Salem Bluelield Stale Conference Over-All W-L-T W-L-T W.Va. State W. Va. Te.-li W.Va.Weslyan CiMirurd 7-1-0 .VI-I) 6-2-1 4-1-1 4-:t-l 2-4-0 1-S-l ]-«-() 0-8-0 8-1-0 (i-2-U 7-2-1 4-11-1 4-4-1 2-H-O Slade. "All we lack is depth on defense and in the offensive backfield," says a confident Barr. W. VA. WESLEYAN (Ralph Bouch, fourth season, 3-211)--"After three years of rebuilding. I feel that we will have a solid, sound football team," says Bouch, who Is working with 27 lettermen--11 offensive and six defensive starters. The squad of 75 is the largest for the Bobcats since the mid-50s and includes back Danny Nawara (554 yards) and quarterback Terry Landis. A group of 42 freshmen will add depth. NOW OPEN 'til 9 p.m. ? n ° dn £$; Tyhu " day ' rM U7?\ ·AM XL-1OO 100% Solid State AccuColor TV D I A G O N A L ItCJl featuring exclusive plug-in AccuCircuir- modules. No chassis tubes. These exclusive modules control most set functions. They're solid state and designed to be easy to service Worrontyj 1 year--Parts, Labor 2 years--Picture Tub« Was 650. 575. Cedar Grove, W.Va. 949-3103 ·595-1111 442-4532 Also SAVE On New Selection of RCA Stereos with 8-track tape players Other RCA COLOR Specials through Sept. 16: 23" diag. Mediterranean Was 549.95 23" diag. Early American Was 549.95 23" diag. Contemporary Was 529.95 IS" diag. Walnut. Was 359.95 329. 25"diaf.XL-100.Medit. 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